Measles Outbreak National Incident Declared

The UK is seeing a significant outbreak of measles. The UK Health Security Agency, which is part of the UK Government, has declared a national incident. You can read about the outbreak here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68028530 Two vaccinations are needed to fully protect you against Measles, mumps and Rubella. Measles is a highly contagious disease which is

Whooping Cough – Large Increase in Deaths Concerning

Infections of Whooping Cough are rising and if the disease continues to spread, more babies will die.

Whooping Cough typically affects babies. New born babies have the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination and 8, 12 and 16 weeks as part of their childhood immunisations. Mothers can also protect their baby by having a vaccination during pregnancy. This is a very important vaccination.

There have been 1319 cases of Whooping Cough in March, up from 900 in February. Cases are expected to continue to rise. 5 babies have so far died this year.

If you would like to book your child in for their Whooping Cough (Pertussis) vaccinations or if you are not sure of your child’s vaccination status, please call us on 02392 009191 to book an appointment. Pregnant ladies should also receive the vaccination from 16 weeks of pregnancy. if you are not yet vaccinated, please contact us to book.

You can read more via the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-68990222